Monday Predictions: Food Industry

by kjbake01

It’s hard to say why I care, but I’ve worked in hospitality for while, and I pay attention to trends, let’s call this 3 to 5 years for the restaurant/food industry:

  • Someone will build a national brand of Latino Supermarkets. Either Kroger or Whole Foods will buy them.
  • Someone will build a national brand of Indian food (a la Pei Wei or similar)
  • Panda Express will become the national brand for budget chinese.
  • A quick-service restaurant will use Apples mobile checkout’s to take orders.  A competitor (possibly Panera) will put touchscreen order-kiosks at the tables.